Zenit Petersburg – Rosenborg Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (19.10.2017)


Zenit St. Petersburg and Rosenborg BK are both in a game for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct clashes between these two teams, who have not played any match in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 23-02-2006, in a match that ended with the final score: Zenit St. Petersburg (2-1) Rosenborg BK. Particular attention is needed for the home / off condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.

Zenit Petersburg :

After 2 victories, the home team reaches this 3rd day in the 1st position of Group L, with 6 points won. On the previous day, he won by (3-1) at home against Real Sociedad, after in the first game of this group stage to have won by (0-5) out against the Vardar. This is a team that has curiously been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games has 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team arrives to this match after a defeat at home with Arsenal Tula by (0-1). In the last 10 games at home for all competitions, Zenit St. Petersburg won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. In their home games there is a tendency to have few goals, as 13 of their last 31 matches have ended Less than 1.5 goals and 21 in 31 have finished with less than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.

Zenit come to this unmotivated day, after a home snub, 0-1, at the reception at Arsenal Tula. The home team usually plays in a 4-4-2 tactical system, favoring a faster style of play, preferring to attack through the flanks. In this scheme, the two players responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive rival will be Kokorin and Driussi. It can be guessed that Shatov, Kranevitter, Erokhin and Kuzyaev can act in the most central part of the terrain.


The visiting team arrives at this 3rd day of Group L in the 3rd position, with 3 points conquered, after 1 victory and 1 defeat. In his first match in this group stage he lost away against Real Sociedad by (4-0). In the second day, won at home against the Vardar by (3-1). This is a team that has curiously been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for the Eliteserien, it gained the Tromsø IL outside by (0-3). In their last 10 away games, Rosenborg BK have won 7, 2 draws and 1 loss. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but he managed to come back in 2. There was 1 period in the last 15 games as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 5 of his 14 goals in the minutes (0′-15 ‘ ).

Rosenborg reach this motivated game, after a 3-0 win at Tromso: Adegbenro, Bendtner and Helland scored the winning goal. The outsider team usually plays in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring fast transitions and attacks across the flanks. In this tactical scheme, the three most advanced players will be Adegbenro, Bendtner and Helland. In the midfield it is possible that Jensen, Trondsen and Lundemo act.

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